Karen Burkett PhD, RN, PPCNP-BC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Assistant Professor
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Dr. Burkett’s research trajectory is to reduce health disparities for youth at-risk for or diagnosed with developmental disabilities. She is a qualitative researcher experienced in ethnonursing, community-based participatory research and focus group methods, who has used these methods to inform her intervention research. Her intervention studies are focused on African American, Latinx and low-income families and youth with developmental disorders including developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disabilities. Her current studies are focused on removing barriers to early intervention for children at-risk for developmental delay and their families in poverty. She has a clinical practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner at Cincinnati Childrens for children and youth with developmental disorders.
Dr. Burkett was inducted as a charter member of the Transcultural Nursing Scholar group in 2008. She was awarded a Transcultural Nursing Research Award in 2010 and in 2017 received a Bridge Builder Award for collaborating with Cincinnati Head Start to aid in the fulfillment of their mission.
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Burkett, K., Pickler, R., Bowers, K., Folker, A. (2020) Disparities Affect Developmental Risk for Head Start Preschoolers. Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Special Issue on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Child and Adolescent Health Care. 54:86-92
Burkett, K., Morris, E., Anthony, J., Shambley-Ebron, D., Manning, P. (2017) Parenting African American Children with Autism: The Influence of Respect and Faith in Mother, Father, Single and Two-Parent Care. Journal of Transcultural Nursing 28(5):496-504 doi.org/10.1177/1043659616662316
Burkett, K., Morris, E., Manning-Courtney, P., Anthony, J., Shambley-Ebron, D. (2015) African American Families on Autism Diagnosis and Treatment: The Influence of Culture. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 45(10),3244-3254. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-015-2482-x
Burkett, K., Morris, E. (2015) Enabling Trust in Qualitative Research with Culturally Diverse Participants. Journal of Pediatric Health Care 29(1), 108-112. Published online July 23, 2014. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2014.06.002
Morris, E.J., Burkett, K. (2011) Mixed methodologies: A new research paradigm or enhanced quantitative paradigm. Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare 1(1), 27-36.
Transcultural care is core to promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. Keeping transcultural care at the center of nursing practice and research can be a mechanism for safeguarding equity in health care.